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Welcome to Housing Court

The Housing Court has jurisdiction over criminal cases involving violations of the City’s housing, building, fire, zoning, health, waste collection, sidewalk and agricultural and air pollution codes. The court also hears civil cases involving landlord/tenant disputes.

Housing Court Mission

At the Cleveland Municipal Housing Court, we are committed to improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Through fair, tough, and compassionate adjudication and mediation the court strives to protect the health, safety and aesthetics of the properties and physical environments of our communities.

What Every Landlord Should Know. . .

This seminar will provide landlords with information and techniques to help them create positive landlord-tenant relationships, and succeed in evictions, should they become necessary. Landlords also will receive information about the assistance and resources available through the Cleveland Housing Court.
  • Best Management Practices 
  • Tenant Screening Tips 
  • Landlord-Tenant Obligations 
  • Local Rules and Requirements 
  • Eviction Process 
*  The Complaint 
*  The Hearing 
*  Move-Outs 
*  Rent Deposits 
*  Social Service Referrals 
*  and much more… 
  • Mediation Process 
  • Obligations of Owners of Properties in the City of Cleveland 
*  Rental Registration
*  Criminal Charges 
  • Move-Out Procedures & Issues    
Please join us for a chance to learn from the Court’s experts—and each other! 
  • Date:  Wednesday, June 21, 2017 
  • Time:  Registration: 2:30 p.m. Course: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.   
  • Location: Polish American Cultural Center, 6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, 44105 
  • Cost:  No cost to you   
Click here to Register!

New Local Rule Open for Comment - Rental Registration

The Cleveland Housing Court has recently drafted a new local rule regarding residential rental registration.  The proposed rule is located here: Local Rule 3.012.  The Court is accepting comments through May 26, 2017.  Comments may be sent to the Court via the following link: